Is there a sports fan in your life? Local author Sid Groeneman will be signing copies of his new book, America’s Sports Fans and Their Teams, on Sunday, May 20 from 12-4pm at Crest Hill Antiques in The Plains. The event is free and open to the public; RSVPs to 540-253-5790 are requested by May 19.
The book describes who America's sports fans are, which sports they watch, which teams they follow, and why. It shows how fans are different from non-fans, and how fans of different sports are alike and dissimilar. The book also presents national popularity rankings among the teams in Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League.
The author, an avid sports fan himself, was a professional researcher for 37 years, specializing in opinion and marketing surveys. He has produced a lively examination of spectator sports in American life, which makes a great gift for dads, grads, or anyone who likes sports.